The New England Patriots were unable to overcome a pair of costly fumbles — the second of which came with just 3:30 remaining in the fourth quarter — and dropped Sunday’s season opener to the Dolphins.
The good news is that the Pats will have an excellent chance to rebound in Week 2 against the lowly Jets, who also dropped their Week 1 game, falling to former quarterback Sam Darnold and the Panthers, 19-14.
Despite abysmal offensive line play, No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson had a strong debut, going 20-of-37 for 258 yards and two touchdowns to one interception.
However, we all know that Bill Belichick feasts against rookie signal callers, so expect the Patriots to open as big favorites.
Patriots vs Jets Odds Week 2
According to our friends at WynnBet, the Patriots open as five-point favorites over the Jets. They’ll have -110 odds on that line (bet $110 to win $100), while New York, clocks in at -110 to cover +5.
On the money, line the Patriots have -235 odds (bet $235 to win $100) and the Jets are slated at +185 (bet $100 to win $185).
The over/under for Sunday’s showdown is set at 43 points. Both sides have -110 odds.
Patriots vs Jets Prediction Week 2
It would be sacrilegious to bet against the Patriots when they play a rookie QB in the Belichick era, so you won’t catch us in the act. While Wilson showed promise in his debut, his offensive line was dominated by Carolina’s middling front seven. Throw in the fact that Jets star left tackle Mekhi Becton suffered a sprained MCL in the game, and New England’s defense should really have a field day.
Patriots win comfortably, 27-17.